Penn State undergrads invited to get a jump on law school

University Park, Pa. -- Thinking about going to law school? If you’re a Penn State undergrad completing your freshman, sophomore or junior year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, don’t delay. On Dec. 1, Penn State Law began accepting admissions applications for the Explore Law program designed to introduce selected Penn State undergraduate students to the study of law and the law school learning environment.

One of the goals of the program is to introduce the study of law to students from groups that are underrepresented in law school classrooms and the legal profession who may need support to facilitate their interest in the study of law. From learning how to brief a case and analyze a statute to making an argument in court, “Explore Law” will give you the tools you need to succeed as a law student.

In addition to attending mock classes, students are introduced to the law school application process. Law school admissions staff and law faculty will provide insight on navigating the road to admission including techniques for taking the LSAT and writing an attention-grabbing LSAT essay and personal statement.

Participants in the program also benefit by building relationships with advisers to help them through every step of the process up to law school admission.

Sponsored by the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, this intensive one-week program is free of charge to Penn State undergraduate students accepted into the program, which includes housing and meals. This year’s program will be held from May 16-20 in the Lewis Katz Building in University Park.

More information on the program, including application details can be found at http://law.psu.edu/academics/explore_law_2011 online. Questions may be sent to explorelaw@law.psu.edu.

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Last Updated December 13, 2010